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World's oldest leader Mugabe triumphant ahead of 'obscene' birthday bash
World's oldest leader Mugabe triumphant ahead of 'obscene' birthday bash

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, turns 91 with much to celebrate -- even as critics condemn as "obscene" his lavish birthday party plans.

World's oldest leader Mugabe triumphant ahead of 'obscene' birthday bash
IMF urges Zimbabwe to clarify foreign investment law
IMF urges Zimbabwe to clarify foreign investment law

The International Monetary Fund urged Zimbabwe to clarify its controversial policies that bar foreign companies from holding stakes in local enterprises.

IMF urges Zimbabwe to clarify foreign investment law
 Asel Rysmendieva
Celebration of compassion: Kazakhstani nominated for Hermann Gmeiner award

Kazakhstani Asel Rysmendieva, 24, has been nominated for the annual Hermann Gmeiner award that was named after Austrian philanthropist and SOS Children’s village founder.

Celebration of compassion: Kazakhstani nominated for Hermann Gmeiner award
81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities
81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities

More than 80 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe's largest game park.

81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities
Zimbabwe threatens West with 'tit-for-tat' action on sanctions
Zimbabwe threatens West with 'tit-for-tat' action on sanctions

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday threatened "tit-for-tat" actions against Western countries that have imposed sanctions on his rule, suggesting US and British firms could be targeted.

Zimbabwe threatens West with 'tit-for-tat' action on sanctions
Africa's oldest ruler, Mugabe says the years 'haven't withered me'
Africa's oldest ruler, Mugabe says the years 'haven't withered me'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who will extend his 33-years in power on Thursday, once quipped he would rule his country until he turned 100.

Africa's oldest ruler, Mugabe says the years 'haven't withered me'
US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms
US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms

The United States will only lift sanctions on Zimbabwe's newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe if he implements political reforms.

US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms
Zimbabwe agrees to sell uranium to Iran: media report
Zimbabwe agrees to sell uranium to Iran: media report

Zimbabwe has signed a secret deal to supply Iran with the raw materials needed to develop a nuclear weapon, in breach of international sanctions.

Zimbabwe agrees to sell uranium to Iran: media report
Mugabe party surges towards victory amid calls for calm
Mugabe party surges towards victory amid calls for calm

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe looked poised to win a seventh term in office after romping to victory in parliamentary polls dismissed as fraudulent by the opposition, as the head of the UN led calls for calm.

Mugabe party surges towards victory amid calls for calm
US concerned about charges of vote-rigging in Zimbabwe
US concerned about charges of vote-rigging in Zimbabwe

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday at charges of potential vote-rigging as Zimbabwe goes to the polls to elect a president.

US concerned about charges of vote-rigging in Zimbabwe
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. ©REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Blair to blame for Zimbabwe woes: Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday said former British prime minister Tony Blair was to blame for his country's problems on the eve of a crucial general election.

Blair to blame for Zimbabwe woes: Mugabe
Mugabe blasts 'insane' US for vote criticism
Mugabe blasts 'insane' US for vote criticism

President Robert Mugabe on Thursday rebuked the "insane" US for criticising his push for elections without key reforms and told it to keep its "pink nose" out of Zimbabwe's affairs.

Mugabe blasts 'insane' US for vote criticism
89-year-old Mugabe hits the campaign trail
89-year-old Mugabe hits the campaign trail

After 33 years in power, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is back on the campaign trail, where his advancing years are subtly starting to show.

89-year-old Mugabe hits the campaign trail
Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders
Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders

US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Africa could only fulfill its rising potential with leaders who serve their people, not tyrants who enrich themselves.

Obama warns Africa's 'tyrant' leaders
Crisis-weary Zimbabweans to vote on new constitution
Crisis-weary Zimbabweans to vote on new constitution

Beleaguered Zimbabweans will on Saturday vote on a new constitution that would, for the first time, put a definite end date on Robert Mugabe's controversial rule.

Crisis-weary Zimbabweans to vote on new constitution
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Daily-dose HIV prevention fails for African women: study

Daily doses of drugs or vaginal gels have proven ineffective at preventing HIV infections in southern Africa, a study out Monday revealed, saying most of the women failed to use them as directed.

Daily-dose HIV prevention fails for African women: study
Old age haunts Mugabe's political life as he turns 89
Old age haunts Mugabe's political life as he turns 89

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe turned 89 on Thursday determined to extend his grip on power despite concerns over his health and advanced age.

Old age haunts Mugabe's political life as he turns 89
Zimbabwe has $217 in the bank: Finance Minister
Zimbabwe has $217 in the bank: Finance Minister

After paying public workers' salaries last week, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabwe's government public account stood at just $217.

Zimbabwe has $217 in the bank: Finance Minister
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Record number back UN vote against death penalty

A record 110 countries on Monday backed a resolution voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee calling for the abolition of the death penalty.

Record number back UN vote against death penalty
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe's electoral commission needs $104 million to organise a referendum on a new constitution that would pave way for a vote on a successor to the country's shaky coalition government.

Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum